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Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Madrid (MAD) SCQ - MAD

$24 - $128

7 alternative options

Train to A Coruna, fly  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Madrid (MAD) LCG - MAD

$56 - $214

Train to Vigo, fly  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Madrid (MAD) VGO - MAD

$49 - $226

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin A

$69 - $86

Bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid Estacion Sur

$50 - $75

Bus via Lugo  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo Área de Santiago de Compostela
  2. Take the bus from Lugo to Madrid - Estacion Sur

$53 - $87

Rideshare  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 375.8 miles

$28 - $45

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 376.4 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Iberia and Ryanair fly from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 4 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lugo to Madrid - Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Empresa Freire
Phone
+34 902 800 220
Email
infofreire@empresafreire.com
Website
empresafreire.com
Bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
empresafreire.com
Transporte de Galicia
Website
tmg.xunta.gal
Bus from Casa Lorenzo to Lugo
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
tmg.xunta.gal
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid is 487 km. The road distance is 602 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to fly which takes 3 h 7 min and costs 20€ - 110€.

No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Madrid Sol via Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, including transfers.